Sunday 2 September 2012

My Little Tree

Good morning all and hope that your Sunday morning has dawned bright & cheerful! Not here I'm afraid, a bit grey and overcast - but if it stays dry that's ok!  In fact I'm hoping it stays reasonably dry purely to reduce the amount of mud that will be clinging to my son Jack when he returns from his football match this afternoon!  I'm never quite sure how he does it, but whatever sport he's playing he always seems to get filthy! And whoever had the bright idea to make teenage boys dress in WHITE for cricket should be made to wash my son's kit for a season! I did ask him if he just threw himself on the field just for the sake of it, but he assures me that it just happens when he's going for particularly good catches, etc. And I don't even want to think about the state his rugby kit would be in. Sometimes we couldn't even glimpse the boot under the caking of thick mud around it. Sigh.

So until it brightens up, and everyone else in the house has decided it's possibly time to get up, I thought I'd share a little Christmas card with you.  Yes, I know, another Christmas card! But as schools around here start back this week, I always use that as a reminder that I really should start making some of my Christmas cards.

This one features one of the gorgeous Christmas stamps from LOTV - 'My Little Tree' - and I love the expression of determination on that little face!

I wish I could draw like that, and achieve such character with just a few pen strokes! 
I've coloured him with promarkers and pencils, and had to add some glitter of course!

The edges of all the papers have been distressed with 'Tea Dye' distress inks. The kraft backing paper is from the lovely LOTV 'Krafty Christmas' pad, and the red patterned paper is from K&CO. 
I've added a punched snowflake and gingham ribbon from stash. The sentiment is from LOTV and the cute button is from a few packs of Buttons Galore christmassy buttons I picked up a while ago!
I was quite pleased with the card, but a bit disappointed in myself that I nearly always seem to use reds & greens on Christmas cards! Note to self: Must try to be more adventurous with colours! 
Anyway, hope you like it! Enjoy the rest of the day. I'll be back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Winter Wonderland - walking in a winter wonderland
QKR - anything goes
Avadares - make it sparkle
A Gem of a Challenge - A boy thing
Sweet Stampin - inspired by a song ("Walking in a winter wonderland")
LadybugCrafts Challenge - anything goes


  1. Hello Kim. Well what a beautiful creation this is. Gorgeous papers, lovely design, and that image is so delightful. Absolutely stunning card.
    Have a lovely day.
    Love Sandra xxx

  2. what a beautiful image choice for our theme this week at the Winter Wonderland thank you for playing along
    hugs Kate xx

  3. Oh Kim, no disappointment here. Your card is stunning. Your colouring skill is excellent and the whole card is a delight.

  4. This is gorgeous Kim. I LOVE that image and the colours are so beautiful
    Your could also enter this into a new challenge just started at Ladybug Crafts (
    I hope you have a good day
    Hugs Sue

  5. Aww he's very cute! Lovely card, love the snowflake paper. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' and also at A Gem of a Challenge :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  6. awwwwwww he is just a all the colours very festive...brilliant...i hope he dosnt bring too much mud home for you to have to get on yer hands and knees scrubbning!!!have a great day love sassyx

  7. This is so adorable Kim. Love the image and your layout. Your colouring is awesome as usual. I love reading your little stories of what is going on in your life. Mine is quite boring in comparison. I am a lot older than you with no kids to enhance it. Hope it stayed dry where you are to cut down on the mud. Lol!!!


  8. Such a cute image,beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining us at
    Winter Wonderland this week.

    Pam x

  9. This is lovely, Kim. I love the vintage feel. Thanks for joining us at Avadares Challenge Blog.
    Blessing hugs,

  10. Wow I love this, what a stunning littel card, its beautiful, hugs June xxxxxxxxxxxx

  11. Hello Kim, it's me again! Just popping back to say thank you for taking part in the Ladybugs Crafts challenge
    I hope you have a good evening


  12. Aww that is so cute. Thanks for playing at WW.

  13. This is fab Kim, your colouring is fantastic :) This image is soo sweet! Your layout and papers are fab :)

    I hope your laundry task wasn't too muddy hehe :)

    Tags xx

  14. I love LOTV Christmas stamps, and you have coloured this so well. A beautiful card to add to your collection. It won't be long before we have to start writing them! Kate x

  15. Gosh I'm with you! I would LOVE to be able to draw and the ones who can seem to always make it look so darned simple. :-) No need to apologize for Christmas cards Kim. I'm glad somebody's getting that taken care of. LOL You did a beautiful coloring job on this little guy. Wonderful addition to your stash! Hugs!

  16. Beautiful, gorgeous work.. so pretty. Thank you for joining our challenge at Lady Bug Crafts this week.Eileen x

  17. I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeed that stamp! Gorgeous card Kim, love the colours (and the image, you might have guessed)

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

    Susan x

  18. Wow Kim what a gorgeous card. That stamp is lovely and the LOTV papers, seriously thinking I need to buy them!!!. Your colouring is beautiful as always. Big hugs Clare xxx

  19. Fab card, its so sweet! And I love your song choice (I'm humming it right now!!).

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  20. Great card...i love the image, thank you for joining us at Avadares Challenges.

  21. Very cute card with a fab image. Your colouring is great and I like that glistening snow. I hadn't seen this image before and it's not like LOTV to sneak one past me like that!


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Kim x